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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    It's been so long since I could look at myself,

    and tell myself that I was sincerely happy. It's been so long since I actually felt alright, since I felt wanted, since I felt, desire to live. I attempted suicide on may 23rd 2014, and I think about it everyday. I can't decide if it scared me so much that I'll never try...
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 32 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I fight this empty feeling every day.

    I've never truly been happy before with my life or anything in it. I feel so lost, like I'm drifting. I always have a series of plans though and I'm extremely smart so maybe I'll create a life that I can be happy living. But I have this feeling that even when I get there I won't...
    Lyric8 Lyric8 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Nuclearsoultheory125 Nuclearsoultheory125 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 18, 2015

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    I've been going through a lot lately,

    dealing with my own thoughts, what I've been through and what I'm going through...I don't like myself...I hate what I've done/have not done. I scare myself a lot...I'm trying to like the leftover parts by being validated but I don't even know if that's helping...everyday I bury...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    http://healingfix.tumblr.

    com/post/138881397042/you-have-something-to-contribute-to-the-world-you
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I just feel so alone right now

    and I really need someone to talk to me :(
    katertotsx katertotsx 13-15, F 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    I have no motivation

    for things anymore. It's hard to even muster up the energy to **********, and when I do it doesn't even feel as good as before. Food doesn't taste as good. Sleep isn't even that great.
    Salamander2 Salamander2 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 22-25, F 72 Responses Jul 9, 2015

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    It's just not a good day

    for me. My moods are flying all over the place and I'm just feeling ******. This happens from time to time but I usually can pinpoint what caused it. Today I can't for some reason. Luckily I have a therapy session coming up this week so all will be resolved soon. Just gotta...
    thealouwho thealouwho 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    another rough day.. but it's okay.

    just had a nice dinner and took a hot shower.. tomorrow is a better day and i will win this battle 🔥
    klasik klasik 26-30, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    the only time I'm happy is

    if I'm around kids or at work joking around with my coworkers. it may sound weird but I just love being around kids and making them laugh whenever I'm around them I'm genuinely happy. I can't explain it.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 10 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Another one of those nights.

    ..😔 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨
    OneAndOnlyNia OneAndOnlyNia 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I want to keep going

    and fighting, but sometimes I feel like I can't take anymore of the yelling and the fighting and the names. I feel like if one more thing happened this week, even more so today I will loose this fight that I'm trying so hard to win. I am just done trying to go through everyday...
    thatsnotmyname12 thatsnotmyname12 16-17, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Part of the reason I have been able to overcome

    this recent battle with depression is being on here, seeing that I am not alone, resisting the urge to isolate, seeing so many people that are going through the same things I was going through. I am not depressed now, but I do go through it a couple times a year. I do not like...
    NatalieR13 NatalieR13 31-35, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have one friend. One.

    I don't even tell her everything. I didn't tell her when I hooked back up with my ex/best friend. Then I left him again. I'm too depressing to make anyone suffer through it. He said he was okay with me telling him everything, about suicidal thoughts, but I could tell it was...
    Hypocritical1 Hypocritical1 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    TheBetterMe TheBetterMe 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    the scars try to heal,

    but are always bitten open by the blade
    chasingmylife chasingmylife 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I noticed very disturbing thing with young

    teens nowadays, very much product of current generation , especially media are pushing people to believe what's good for them and what they need to keep happy. Do we want to be rich? Then let us learn to be content. Do we want to be elegant and beautiful? Then let us be...
    khenpal khenpal 51-55, M 15 hrs ago

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    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    or excessive sweating. Does anyone else in the UK suffer from this?
    pbarn pbarn 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I want to pretend the pain doesn't exist.

    I want to forget everything that has ever hurt me. All the things you've said, and all the things I know you haven't said. All the painful truths and even the more painful lies. I want the thoughts to stop. I don't want to see these scenarios that I've made up in my head, for...
    Morgenlicht Morgenlicht 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    I feel like depression is slowly becoming a

    trend in society, where teenagers think it's cool. It's almost like everybody just EXPECTS teens to be depressed, like its normal. Where nobody does anything about it, because you'll "grow out of it" Depression should not be a fashion trend. It's a mental illness.
    bflyboo14 bflyboo14 16-17, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I self harm As soon

    as my parents left the house that was the first thing that I did… I desperately need the numb feeling that it brings because without it my mind wanders to things like death, mine to be precise… I almost overdosed again A few days ago, my depression is coming back extremely...
    love11915 love11915 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    What type of music (bands/artists) do you guys

    listen to when you're feeling depressed?
    Ottway23 Ottway23 22-25 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes I wonder if I

    even have feelings..
    iidontknowtbh iidontknowtbh 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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